Skeme On Being Gang Affiliated & Losing Over 30 Friends To Violence [Video]

Growing up in a gang influenced neighborhood in Inglewood, Skeme says he was interested in joining one and still remains affiliated to this day. During his interview, he recalls just being fascinated by the botherhood at twelve while hanging out with his cousin—who was already a member—at a park where most gangs hung out. While talking about his upbringing, he cautiously talks about crimes he’s committed and reveals at 26 years of age he’s lost over 30 friends to gang violence.

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DJ Drama feat. Chris Brown, Skeme & Lyquin – Wishing [Audio]

DJ Drama is currently working on his fifth studio LP, “Quality Street Music 2”. “I tried to put everything that I’d ever done into the first album because it was my first,” says Drama. “But now that I’m on album five I’m even more consistent, the body of work is more complete, and I’ve found a sound that really represents my brand. Quality Street Music signifies consistency, creativity and hip-hop in its purest form.” Powered by the raucous lead single “Wishing,” featuring Chris Brown, Skeme and Lyquin, Quality Street Music 2 is poised to live up to its title and further bolster Drama’s brand. “For me to put together guys that I work with closely and who also signify what quality street music is was important. I’ve come up in a climate where record sales haven’t been the highest, especially for DJ albums,” Drama says. “I feel like my last body of work was a success based on when I walk down the streets and people say, ‘Yo, your album was crazy,’ or other DJs tell me the same. When the critics and the people give it a thumbs up, that’s how I’ll know I’ve delivered that quality street music.” Listen to the first single, “Wishing”, featuring Chris Brown, Skeme and Lyquin below.

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